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Medical Reference Related to Osteoporosis

  1. Osteoporosis - Symptoms

    In the early stages of osteoporosis, you usually do not have symptoms. As the disease progresses, you may develop symptoms related to weakened bones, including: Back pain. Loss of height and stooped posture. A curved upper back (dowager's hump).

  2. Osteoporosis - Other Treatment

    Exercise is an important part of managing osteoporosis. Your health professional may recommend physical therapy. Your physical therapist may teach you how to safely do weight-bearing exercises, which can slow bone loss.

  3. Hip Fractures: What Increases Your Risk - Topic Overview

    In older adults,hip fractures are usually caused by a fall. Even a slight fall can sometimes cause a fracture in a weakened hipbone. Children and young adults are more likely to break a hip because of a bike or car accident or a sports injury. Falls cause more fractures-including hip fractures-as people age because,starting at about age 30,bone begins to be reabsorbed by the body faster ...

  4. Types of Osteoporosis

    Did you know there are different types of osteoporosis? Find out more.

  5. Osteoporosis: Keeping Bones Strong

    If you have osteoporosis, learn how to keep your bones strong with these tips.

  6. Osteoporosis Glossary

    Recently diagnosed or warned about osteoporosis? Check out this glossary to learn the meaning of osteoporosis and other related words.

  7. Osteopenia: Early Signs of Bone Loss

    Even young women are at risk of osteopenia or early bone loss. Learn more about osteopenia. Then talk to your doctor about your risk for osteoporosis.

  8. Osteoporosis and Spine Fractures

    Has osteoporosis put you at risk for a spinal fracture? Here’s what you need to know about your risk for a fractured spine.

  9. What Is Osteoporosis? What You Need to Know

    What you don't know about osteopenia and osteoporosis can hurt you. Learn more about bone health.

  10. Causes of Osteoporosis

    Do you know the causes of osteoporosis? Discover what may increase your risk so you can take charge of your bone health.

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